Rawson, George, an English Congregational layman, was born June 5, 1807, in Leeds, where he practiced many years as a solicitor. He contributed to various books. His knowledge of music and his gifts as a hymn writer led the Congregational ministers of Leeds to call on him for assistance in compiling the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853. In 1858 he assisted Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Denomination. His Hymns, Verses, and Chants, published in London in 1876, contained eighty original pieces. His Songs of Spiritual Thought appeared in 1885. He died March 25, 1889.
By Christ redeemed, in Christ 239